This book is the first product of a multiyear study by the Princeton Urban and Regional Research Center of how new domestic priorities have affected American states and localities. It concentrates on federal changes affecting the services, finances, and politics of state and local governments.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Federal Budget and the 1981 Policy Changes 1. Introduction 2. Controlling the Growth of Federal Domestic Spending 3. How Congress Controls Expenditures 4. The Size and Distribution of Budget Reductions 5. The Economic Recovery Tax Act and Its Effects on State and Local Revenues Economic Recovery Tax Act Changes 6. Federal Deregulation and State and Local Governments Part 2: Descriptions of Forty Major Budget Reductions Affecting State and Local Governments 7. Introduction to Budget Reduction Descriptions 8. Energy Conservation 9. Youth Conservation Corps 10. Wastewater Treatment Grants 11. Federal Aid to Highways 12. Trust Fund Share of Highway Safety Programs 13. Northeast Corridor Improvement Program 14. Conrail 15. Public Mass Transportation 16. Grants-in-Aid to Airports 17. Community Development Block Grant 18. Urban Development Action Grants 19. Rehabilitation Loan Fund 20. Economic Development Administration Programs 21. Disaster Loan Fund 22. Impact Aid 23. Elementary and Secondary Education Block Grant 24. Compensatory Education Assistance 25. Guaranteed Student Loans 26. Student Financial Assistance 27. Temporary Employment Assistance 28. Other Ceta Programs 29. Social Services Block Grant 30. Community Services Block Grant 31. Medicaid 32. Medicare 33. Introduction to Health Block Grants 34. Primary Care Block Grant 35. Maternal and Child Health Services 36. Preventive Health Block Grant 37. Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health 38. Trade Adjustment Assistance Program 39. Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund 40. Assisted Housing 41. Public Housing Operating Subsidies 42. Special Milk Program 43. Food Stamps 44. Child Nutrition 45. Supplemental Security Income 46. Aid to Families With Dependent Children 47. Low-Income Energy Assistance Block Grant 48. Refugee Assistance Part 3: Initial Assessment of Effects 49. Initial Effects of the Fiscal Year 1982 Reductions in Federal Domestic Spending on State and Local Governments